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I am using a xylophone to accentuate bits as well as cue the magic (sound) to happen...

Music is great to bring out memories..In that vein I use songs and noises that bring out the element of comedy called familiarity.

So far I am using the NBC tones,(which happen to be ..GEC)
Jeopardy Theme...while waiting for the magic to happen, Andy Griffith Song..
Any other tunes that you associate with bells and or xylophones..

Thanks in advance...
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One handy jingle-esque thing to know is the following:

C D E D E C C (up the octave)

play that once and you'll here instantly what it is, and you could use it for making a joke. In addition you can try...

A G# A E F# D D(up the octave)

Give those a try... Also knowing some well known things like Handel's Halleluia Chorus might come in handy if you ever mention a miracal

Good Luck, John
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"Flight of the Bumblebee"

If you can manage it, it's a beautiful piece on the '...phone'

Would be a good build up.

Good Luck.

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Thanks..Bumblebee..reminds me of the Green Hornet....

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


I have a few classical pieces...and will look up Handel's begining of the halleluh..

A few notes to suggest the songs is all that will be included..

I am also working on a misers dream (mini) that will have coins dropped on the plates and slid down...(xylophone angled...for gravity..my "makeshift coin ladder"


I may also throw in some well known commercial jingles.. and T.V. Themes...
like Beverly Hillbillies...
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Jeopardy theme song might also come in handy
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From memory Jeopardy..

ADADlowerDA
ADADFEDCBA
ADADFEBAF#lowerD ..AD

I have been using it on the harmonica for many years...

Now I am adapting it to the xylophone..(actually I use a Glockenspeil)
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Can you do the flintstones theme? gilligans island?
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Giligans Island...On the harmonica yes ...not yet on the xylophone...


Can't seem to get the flinstones theme in my head..but can Giligans theme..is a great one...thanks for the reminder...

For fun you can use the tune of Amazing Grace with the Giligan words...
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